Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is the Number 2 Killer for American? You Won't Believe It!!




This is a reprint from an article by Darren Hardy.  It was so impactful I wanted to share it with you!

The Number 2 Instrument of Death!

Written by Darren Hardy
What do you think causes more deaths in the United States each year?
  • Car crashes
  • Drug overdoses
  • Alcoholism
  • Firearm accidents
All of those combined don’t total a third of this insidious instrument of death: FOOD.!!!!!
We are literally eating our way into the grave.

Obesity (caused by bad diet and lack of exercise) kills some 400,000 people in this country every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Only smoking-related diseases account for more deaths, with a total of 435,000 annually, the CDC reports.

A staggering 129.6 million Americans are overweight or obese—that’s two out of every three people in this country. Think about it. While our ancestors battled disease, famine and other deprivations, we are killing ourselves—with excess.

On top of that, we no longer have to chase down and kill our own food. Instead, we chase the world while sitting in front of a computer screen all day, every day, often neglecting to schedule in some form of physical activity. A recent article in The New York Times cited several studies showing that sitting for extended periods—at a desk, in front of the TV, etc.—leads to weight gain and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and early death.

Author Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist, detailed how the body shuts down following prolonged periods of sitting, causing a metabolic disaster of such proportions that even getting a full hour of exercise each day can’t offset the impact.

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